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A Dude Made Fake VHS Covers for New Shows And They're So Good

Remember when you missed the season finale of <i>Breaking Bad</i> and you had to wait like a year until the series finally came out on VHS so you could watch …

What I Wish I Knew in My 20s as an Entrepreneur

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Enon Landenberg, Small Factory of Big Ideas. Enon Landenberg, Small Factory of Big Ideas<p>In 2015, one thing is clear, startups …

Will Forte Can’t Stop (and He Hopes That Doesn’t Bother Anyone)

Will Forte greets me outside the bathroom, extending his hand as I zip up my fly. We are at the production offices of his new television show on the …

Comedy

How People Described The Internet In The 1990s is Hilarious

In the 1990s, the internet was a hard-to-explain concept to people. Even though it’s commonplace now, the idea of electronic mail and being able to surf endless amounts of information without using an encyclopedia was quite foreign.<p>Many books, videos and images were created to help explain the …

Internet of Things

Emerging photographer Kyle Thompson discusses his cross-country road trips and adventures in abandoned houses and ghost towns in an exclusive interview. http://hifructose.com/2014/09/19/exclusive-interview-kyle-thompson-discusses-his-haunting-photography/

​The Best Bluetooth Speaker for Every Portable Need

Your average cheap portable Bluetooth speaker is garbage—the crap to quality ratio in the category is absurd. But I've spent the last few months …

The future of humanity

I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic …

The Adobe Moleskine Can Beam Your Sketches To Photoshop

The catch? You’ll need to take a photo with your phone to do it.<p>Let me guess. You’ve learned how to make a living wielding a mouse in Photoshop or Illustrator all day, but you still dream of sitting casually in a coffee shop, sipping lattes and sketching in Moleskines, like a beatnik with a …

Here’s a beautiful collection of desktop backgrounds for cinephiles

Relief has arrived for film lovers who wish to stare at gorgeously photographed moments from cinema while writing e-mails to their bosses about the …

Watch the Inherent Vice trailer with the worst possible soundtrack

A script based on a novel by a notoriously reclusive, cultishly beloved author. A highly respected director with a loyal following of his own …

There’s finally a fairly coherent video summary of that insane Pixar theory

The grand theory that unites all the Pixar movies under one universal umbrella is a conspiracy that’s been floating around for a little over a year …

A new video reviews the evolution of David Fincher’s craft

With his latest film, <i>Gone Girl</i>, opening this weekend to rave reviews <i>(The A.V. Club</i>’s Ignatiy Vishnevetsky gave it an A- and calls it “cold, cruel and …

Qzzr Launches Out Of Stealth With ESPN, Yahoo Partnerships And $2 Million In Seed Funding

Online quiz master Josh Little started Qzzr just five months ago out of his home in Utah. The site officially launches today with an infusion of $2 million in seed money and partnerships from ESPN, Yahoo, Mashable, Reddit, College Humor and several other publishers tapping into the quiz traffic …

Adobe Acquires Photo-Editing Platform Aviary

Aviary just announced that it has been acquired by Adobe.<p>Aviary offers a software development kit to developers who want to add photo-editing capabilities to their apps. Aviary has also created apps of its own, which it says have been downloaded 100 million times, as well as options for advertisers …

Taylor Swift's VMAs Performance, With Her Vocals Isolated

Taylor Swift performed her new single, "Shake It Off," at tonight's MTV Video Music Awards. It's a song about all her "haters," many of whom say the …

Middle management meets High Valyrian in the Game Of Thrones/The Office mashup

<i>Game Of Thrones</i>! We love it. <i>The Office</i>! We also love it, although maybe not as much in the later seasons. Regardless, a Brazilian gentleman who is a …

Hey, remember gym mats? So does Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood: The Movie

With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Legos, and even Ouija boards all vying for their share of the nostalgia box office, the day when</i> …

41 Facts You Never Knew About Your Favorite TGIF Sitcoms

♫ It's Friday night, and the mood is right. ♫<p>1. Because Mary-Kate and Ashley were losing different teeth at different times, they had to wear fake teeth towards the end of the series to keep up the facade that Michelle Tanner was one person.<p>2. John Stamos almost had the Olsen twins fired while …

Without the banter, an entire episode of Family Feud takes a tight three minutes

Ever watch an episode of a game show and think “Sure, this is fun, but who has time for all of this banter?” Once again the Internet has provided a …

Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won’t Even Notice

Google’s new design ethos, living on and beyond every screen, could make Google an amorphous problem solver of unimaginable scale.<p>“I have a weird question for you,” I stammered, sitting in a hotel room across from Matias Duarte and Jon Wiley, the Google design leads for Android and Search, …

Moose Blood calls on Deep Elm emo for “Anyway”

Later this fall, No Sleep Records will release Moose Blood’s debut full-length, <i>I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time</i>. The group hasn’t been around …

Nathan For You fakes its way toward the truth

The most elaborate ruse of <i>Nathan For You</i>’s second season was already seen by the show’s largest audience to date: Back in February, an IP-flouting …

Why We Watch the Transformers Movies

A fantasy of American masculine superpower that no longer exists<p><b>"It's probably Japanese,"</b> opines Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf), the plucky teen protagonist of Michael Bay's first three <i>Transformers</i> films, upon first seeing his yellow Camaro change into loyal robo-guardian Bumblebee. It's a cheeky nod …

Movies

The Awesome Story Behind The Awesome "22 Jump Street" End Credits

"The audience, all they want is to think that this goes on forever and ever and ever." MAJOR SPOILERS ahead!<p>The action comedy sequel <i>22 Jump Street</i> is filled with knowing jokes about the fact that it is, well, an action comedy sequel to the 2012 hit <i>21 Jump Street</i> (which was itself a self-aware …

Movies

I Lived Through the Most Nerve-Wracking Birth Story You May Ever Read

My wife and I had wanted kids for years. But when she became pregnant with triplets, we soon learned that the chances all three would survive their birth healthy were slim—if they would survive at all. The doctors told us our options. We had to choose what to do next.<p><b>Denver was buried</b> by a …

Pregnancy

Get Yourself a Grown Up Desk

<b>Hey there, office drone.</b> How's it hanging this fine Friday afternoon? You doing any work or just eyeing the clock, counting down the minutes until you and that frosty Happy Hour libation are finally united? While you shuffle some papers here and answer an email there, why not take a quick glance …

Light Bulbs

Manifesto of the New Fatherhood

Why fathers matter now more than ever before. A charge.<p><i>Published in the June/July 2014 issue</i><p>1. THE CRISIS OF FATHERHOOD IS REAL<p>The brute facts: The number of American families without fathers has grown from 10.3 percent in 1970 to 24.6 percent in 2013;* that percentage has more or less been stable …

Fatherhood

In 1999, Jimmy Eat World closed a decade—and opened the next

<i>In</i> <b>Fear Of A Punk Decade</b><i>, the punk/hardcore/emo explosion of the ’90s is revisited, remembered, and reassessed, year by year.</i><p>My world was coming to an …

5 Ways You're Hydrating Wrong

<b>Mistake #2: Insisting on Eight Glasses a Day</b> <br>It's time to kick this adage to the curb: The Institute of Medicine actually recommends 11.4 cups per day, although hydration needs vary from person to person. The exact amount of H2O you need is dependent on your size and weight. And since you can also …

Saturday Night Fever’s most iconic scene demonstrates the power of editing

<i>In Scenic Routes, Mike D’Angelo looks at key movie scenes, explaining how they work and what they mean.</i><p>In the five years that I’ve been writing this …